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It's a Team's Life

Trucking pets are family

By Linda Caffee
Posted Feb 9th 2018 10:08AM

When Texas was a puppy she had no problem sleeping first in her kennel and then on a blanket on the floor.  As she grew she knew she wanted on the bed to be closer to us.  Our rule changed that if there was only one of us in the bed, as on a team load, she could sleep in the bed.  Well, Texas had her own plans and they did not include sleeping on the floor by herself. 

First Texas would wait till we were asleep and then she would slink up onto the bed below my feet and be very still.  Now she makes no bones about it, she jumps up on the bed and makes herself comfortable.  She is very good at making herself small and unobtrusive.  She sleeps at my feet as Bob's legs and feet leave no room for a large dog at the bottom of the bed.

Squeaky the cat has always slept where ever he wants and often where he wants is on our hips.  He believes humans are human bridges and he has no problem walking all over us as we sleep.  As the weather has gotten colder we often wake up with the animals curled up next to us for warmth.  Now we think nothing of sleeping with a twelve-pound ball of fur on our him and when we roll over we move gently so Squeaky can readjust himself.

 As soon as the animals sense that I am awake Texas squirms her way up to lay beside me and let me know how much she has missed me. Squeaky on the other hand makes a lot of noise to let me know to check his food and water dishes before I make my coffee. 

What a joy to wake up to these wonderful family members who have missed us while we slept the night away.  I sleep a lot more peacefully knowing Texas is on duty and even though she is asleep her senses are better than mine and she is always alert to any changes around our truck. 

Bob & Linda Caffee


Saint Louis MO

Expediters since January 2005


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